Saidi Omary was born on 9 July 1979 in Msasani in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is Makua by tribe from Tunduru district. He learned to paint from Saidi Chilamboni who was his father and one of the founders of the Tinga Tinga Cooperative (TACS). He started to paint in 1990. He is one of most popular Tinga Tinga painters, since he mastered the detail and is able to portray the animals in many differenet contexts. He is also very skilful in mixing the enamel colours to create highly colourful paintings. He had an exhibition in National Museum of Tanzania, Embassy of France, Gallery in Copehagen, Sweden, UK and many other places. At the moment he lives in Bagamoyo.